# What is a Venomous Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.

If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it an Venomous Word™.

Use the following examples below to find the rule.

And, if you want to analyze, here is a CSV version:

Venomous Words™,Not Venomous Words™
ABBREVIATED,EXPANDED
BABYSITTER,KIDNAPPER
BRAINTEASER,RIDDLE
CROSSHATCHING,COLORING
FABRICATE,MANUFACTURE
INEBRIATED,SOBER
OBITUARIES,EULOGIES
OBSCENITIES,NICETIES
STAINED-GLASS,ARTWORK
SUBDIRECTORIES,HIERARCHY
SUBORDINATE,SUPERVISOR
SUBSISTENCE,DELICIOUSNESS
WAINSCOTING,PANELING
BIOSYNTHESIZING,BIOENGINEERING

• Yes! Another one :) – Beastly Gerbil Aug 25 '16 at 18:11
• Is hierarchy misspelled purposely? – James Webster Aug 26 '16 at 9:36
• @JamesWebster Nope. It's either because spell check didn't catch it OR because my running spell check was just a fever dream and didn't actually happen. I'll fix it soon. Thanks. – Engineer Toast Aug 26 '16 at 11:12

Venomous words have this property: you can remove letters and result in the letters B-I-T-E or S-T-I-N-G in order. BIOSYNTHESIZING can result in either of these two venom-related strings.